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One of the difficulties of wearing an eye patch is the emotional roller coaster both you and your child experience. Fortunately, your child's eye disorder has been discovered and you are able to seek treatment. The down side to patching is the everyday reality of convincing your child to patch and keeping them motivated. Most likely, they do not have friends who are patching and they may feel that they stick out or that people are staring at them. We have found that when a child wears his Patch Pals eye patch people comment on the fun picture design on the patch and not the fact that your child is patching. This new attention from others can create positive feelings for your child instead of the negative feelings of being different. We also know that seeing other children who are patching and going through the same process can provide comfort to your child. They become part of a group instead of going through the patching process alone. The Patch Pals Club is an exclusive club for kids who are patching.

Share your photos on instagram using the hashtags #patchpals #patchpower #eyepatch.  Visit our instagram page to see our Patch Pals Club members.

Photo Sharing
Photo Sharing

We love sharing photos of our eye patchers on social media.  The shared photo gives recognition to the eye patcher and encourages other little ones to wear their eye patch.  Send us your photo and receive a 20% discount code to use on your next Patch Pals order.

We've created coloring pages, mazes and a variety of activities to download and print for your child to do while patching.  The hand-eye coordination activity is very beneficial to do while wearing an eye patch because your child is forced to focus the eye that needs to be exercised. Check back often, because we will be adding activities weekly.  Read more ...

We found that using an eye patching incentive calendar is an excellent way to encourage your child to wear their eye patch.  It also creates an easy way to document the hours patched.  Fill out the goal portion of the calendar and have your child sign it.  Together you can decide on what they will receive when they reach their eye patching goal.  A small gift, a play date, or even extra TV time can be a reward that will motivate your child to wear their eye patch.  Read more...